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Virginia's governor assesses the damage from flood waters. We'll go back to WEST Virginia to see how bad things are there.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the road-side chicken is back- -this time cruising in a pink Cadillac.

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In sports, Redskins training camp is underway, we will have a report from Carlisle, more words from Michael Vick, the Steam has a new G.M.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Express continues to sign players for the upcoming season. The latest signee in sports.
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[WX-Head]
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Our weather view is not as wet, thankfully for the areas soaked this past weekend. Forecast details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=KEith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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((SAMUEL HAZZARD/FLOOD VICTIM; EVERYONE HAS BEEN MOST CONSIDERATE TO OUR NEEDS.))
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Weekend rain hits already damaged Far Southwest Virginia and West Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Now Flood relief workers are stepping up their efforts to help those in need.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Gilmore-Flooding]
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Damage assessment and clean-up operations began first thing this morning.
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Governor Jim Gilmore got a first-hand look this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
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A state helicopter took the governor over Scott and Wise Counties. He also landed for a closer look.
The floods washed away three bridges and damaged nine others in far southwest Virginia.
Several houses and mobile homes were swept away.
The governor has sent in National Guard troops and promised more help.
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[IN Q=The state stands behind]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE STATE STANDS BEHIND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, FAITHFULLY AND LOYALLY AND WE INTEND TO BE THERE FOR THEM NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ANYTIME.))
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Volunteers have been clearing debris and going door-to-door offering help.
The Red Cross has about a thousand relief workers in the Applachians right now, with more aid on the way.
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Relief workers certainly have their work cut out for them.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Rachel Cannon toured some of the hardest hit parts of West Virginia today.
What's the situation there now Rachel? Keith, Shannon, Even before this weekend's rain, flood damage was estimated at 180-million dollars.
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
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Many of the people who were trying to put their lives back together are digging out again. And they're only able to do it with the help of others.
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[SUPER=01-Samuel Hazzard/Flood Victim; :10]
[SUPER=01-John Reed/Flood Relief Manager; :23]
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(([Nats 43:30:15 "I'll point right here is that"] Flooding has yet to force Samuel Hazzard out of his McDowell County home. Most of his neighbors have been forced to leave.
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((SAMUEL HAZZARD/FLOOD VICTIM; WE HAVE MANY SENTIMENTS HERE WE RAISED A FAMILY OF SEVEN CHILDREN AND THEY'RE ALL UP AND GONE.))
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John Reed is part of the reason he's able to stay. [Nats tc 24:42:08 throwing boxes hit in middle of VO] Reed is heading up a faith based flood relief distribution center.
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((JOHN REED/FLOOD RELIEF MANAGER; WERE TRUCKING IN SUPPLIES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, THEY'RE COMING FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT SOURCES.))
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From there, items go to drop sites in communities throughout at least three counties. This effort is on top of Red Cross and National Guard presence.
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((IT'S GOING TO BE A COMBINATION EFFORT OF ALL THEM TO HELP THESE PEOPLE TRY AND PUT THESE COMMUNITIES BACK TOGETHER.))

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[Nats grocery cart rolling] Organizers say donations of non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies will help those trying to get back on their feet. Hazzard hopes to stay in his home of 38-years despite the flooding devastation.
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((IT'S MOST GRATIFYING THAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING FROM FAR AWAY ARE CONSIDERING HOW DEVASTATING THIS FLOOD IS.))
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((THE EFFORTS MOST FOLKS ARE PUTTING FORTH ITS MOST APPRECIATED, PLEASE DON'T STOP ITS NOT OVER YET.))
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN] [***RACHEL'S MIKE HOT***] If you would like to help with any kind of donations The American Red Cross can be reached at 1-800-HELP NOW.
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The organization has been on the front lines of the relief effort since the first storm hit.
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Keith Shannon, The Red Cross estimates they have already spent 5.5 million dollars on the project.
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST
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[Bedford-Body]


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Authorities in Bedford have identified the man who drowned there over the weekend.
They say the victim was 63- year- old Benjamin Harrison Porter of Bedford.
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A group of children discovered the body on Sunday afternoon while playing in a creek near the Westgate Shopping Center.
Police say Porter was last heard from on Saturday morning. They have placed him at the pay phone in front of the Bedford Winn Dixie shortly before nine AM.
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Investigators with the Bedford Police Department would like to speak with anyone who saw Porter on Saturday morning.

[Pledge]


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Ex-police officer Fred Pledge has won a six-week reprieve.
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The 30-year old former Roanoke patrolman admitted accepting bribes and was convicted of extortion and robbery. Friday he was locked up to begin serving an eight-year sentence.
"Because of the unusual circumstances of his having been a police officer," Judge James Turk said today that he would give him until September 10th to report to prison on his own.
Pledge said he needed the time to explain to his five-year old daughter what happened and to spend time with his new wife of two months.
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[Powell]


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A Greensboro man- -on trial for kidnapping his wife last year in Salem- -wept through much of his estranged wife's testimony today in federal court.
It reached the point where his own attorney moved for a mistrial, again questioning his client's competency to stand trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Glenn Dexter Powell had slept behind the garage of his in-laws home- -waiting for his mother in law to leave for work, according to the prosecutor.
Around 7:30 the morning of November 16 last year, Powell allegedly entered the house armed with a 9-millimeter pistol. He threatened to kill Kimberly Powell, then took her and the three children at gunpoint.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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"I don't know how much is make believe," said Judge Turk said of Powell's tears. Powell fired back, "this is no act. These are real tears."
The trial in federal court resumes tomorrow.

[Brownlee]


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The President has nominated John Brownlee as the new U-S Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
Brownlee worked as a federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia, before returning to Roanoke to await the nomination with his wife Leann Necessary.
Brownlee says he's "very honored and grateful" to President Bush and looks forward to the confirmation process in the Senate.
The U-S attorney in Roanoke is the chief federal prosecutor, overseeing offices in Roanoke, Abingdon, and Charlotte

sville.[SML-Chicken]


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An 8-foot outlaw chicken is hitting the road at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Joe Altadonna, the owner of Westlake Safari Mini Golf, has perched the fiberglass rooster atop a vintage pink Cadillac.
Last month, another rooster on the side of the road near his business got Altadonna into trouble.
The county planning commission said it violated a sign ordinance -- that it was too close to the road and other signs.
As Altadonna appeals that decision, he decided to have some fun.
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((JOE ALTADONNA/CHICKEN OWNER: CHICKEN IS A BIG STAR NOW. HE'S ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, SO WE LET IT DRIVE IN STYLE. WITH A PINK CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=pink Cadillac convertible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Altadonna has received more than 800 entries for a "Name the Chicken" contest.
The winner will receive one-thousand dollars and name the chicken at a drawing tomorrow.
On News-7 at 11 tonight, we'll tell you why Altadonna says taking his bird to the road will have to fly with the county.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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More changes could be on the way to Roanoke's fire department.
Find out what's in store next on News 7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And it's the latest trend in health care-- working on spiritual and physical well-being.
Find out how some area Churches are doing it little later in the newscast.
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[City-Council]
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Proposed changes to Roanoke's fire department have city council and some residents fired up.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The fire department wants to consolidate four stations into two, and revamp many others. The plan calls for help from Roanoke County and Salem. City Council backs the idea of a collaborative effort. But the plan would close down a station off Salem Turnpike, and many residents don't like that idea.
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[IN Q=It's not out fault]

((DOUGLAS WOODY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: OUR STATION WAS ALREADY THERE, AND WE HOPE IT CONTINUES TO STAY THERE. AND YOU CAN'T TELL ME, IT DOESN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE OUT THAT IF A STATION IS HERE AND YOU'VE GOT ONE HERE AND HERE THAT YOU CAN GET TO POINT A FASTER AS YOU CAN HERE.))
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[OUT Q=AS YOU CAN HERE.]
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The fire department also wants to build a new station staffed by both Roanoke City and County employees in the Clearbrook area off Route 220. The pricetag for the new stations and all the renovations comes to almost 9 MILLION dollars.
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[Cement-Plant]


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A Botetourt County cement company is upgrading and expanding.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]

Roanoke Cement plans to replace its 1951 packhouse with a bigger, more modern facility. The more than 37-thousand square foot building will double the current amount of storage space and allow the company to quickly switch between packaging a variety of products. Officials say new equipment will also improve the work environment by cutting down on the amount of dust produced in the packaging process. Roanoke Cement was formed in the early 1990's. Its products are distributed in six east coast states.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street has started the trading week with stocks drifting lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 15 points.
NASDAQ fell eleven.
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[Congregational-Nurse]
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Some local churchs are on a mission to heal more than just the spirit --but the body as well.
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That's why they've hired a congregational nurse.
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Tonight, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells why some believe the church should take an active role in improving the health of the community.
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The pastor of Loudon Ave Christian Church in Roanoke says more members have chosen healthier lifestyles --since the church hired a congregational nurse four years ago.
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[IN Q=I can't tell you how many]

((I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY MEMBERS LIVES HAVE BEEN TURNED AROUND MEDICALLY BY SIMPLE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, OR NOT HAD PHYSICAL. HAVING HER PRESENT MAKES IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT HEALTH AND FAITH YOU CAN'T YOU CAN'T SEPARATE THEM THEIR HAND AND GLOVE)) [RUNS24]
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It's a mission Congregational Nurse Margaret Ursprung doesn't take lightly. She also works part-time at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church.
She says serving two different congregations has enabled her to reach out to two different communities in need.
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(( THAT'S WHAT MISSION OF CHURCH IS ALL ABOUT IS REACHING OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE, AND WE ARE OUR BROTHERS' KEEPER AND WE NEED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND WITH EVERYTHING WE DO)) [RUNS09]
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Ursprung spends most of her time out in the community making sure people have access to social service programs.
For Dorothy Taylor that's means prescriptions that once cost --300 dollars now only cost 10. Her phone bill has been reduced to 2 dollars and 50-cents a month. And she can get a free rides to doctors appointments.
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((I SEE THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM WHEN I LOOK BACK AT A PERSON AND SEE HOW HAVE I MADE THEIR LIFE EASIER)) [RUNS09]
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Ursprung says she's just doing God's work --because he's the ultimate healer.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Sports Tease]


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The Roanoke Steam has a new interim general manager, the Express continues to sign players and more training camp notes from the Atlanta Falcons.
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The Redskins top draft picks Rod Gardner and Fred Smoot missed the first day of practice but Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have plenty to report from the opening day of training camp with some of the sights and sounds from Carlisle Pennsylvania.
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[SUPER=01-Ki-Jana Carter/1995 Overall Number One Pick; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Darrien Gordon/Eight Year NFL Veteran; 1:45]
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Former Viginia Tech star Michael Vick continues his job of trying to master the Atlanta Falcons offense in taining camp.
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[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]

Vick hopes to sit behind and learn from 14 year NFL veteran signal caller Chris Candler for atleast a season. Chandler recently gave fans an indication of when he hopes Vick will take over his job.
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This past Friday night News 7 sports told you the Roanoke Steam was losing general manager Terri Neilsen. Sources informed us today that majority owner Harold Jordan's wife Mary-Don Jordan will arrive in Roanoke tomorrow and assume the G.M. position.

[S-Express]


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Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that the team has signed Peter Gardner to another year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The six foot five 240 pound right winger scored 15 goals and tallied 34 points in 62 games this past season and was plus 11 for the Express, which was third best on the team. He also had 132 penalty minutes. Florio has now signed three players and the Express has commitments from 12 other players.
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One league note. ECHL coach of the year Troy Ward has resigned. Trenton's coach has taken an unspecified job with the ECHL office. he led Trenton to the league championship series. [Promo]
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Franklin County is feeling the effects of the nation's economic downturn...
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But tonight, local officials are looking for some answers... [***NEWS 7 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jean /MB SET;]

and Jean Jadhon has more on that.
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith and Shannon,
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[VO-NAT]


The closing of the Lane Furniture Plant in Rocky Mount is one of the recent announcements that have hit hard in Franklin County.
Tonight, members of Rocky Mount Town Council, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors, and the Franklin County Economic Development Commission will put their heads together... in the search for new industry and new jobs.
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We'll be there as well...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jean /MB SET;]

and we'll have a full report tonight on News 7 at 11